Limerick company honoured at national ESG awards

Russell Keating of SSE Airtricity pictured presenting the Future ESG Leader award to Kate Kerrane, H&MV Engineering.

A LIMERICK company has taken home a top award in the Business and Finance ESG Awards.

The awards, in association with Grant Thornton, which aim to honour the top companies for their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies, were announced in Dublin this past week.

Representing Limerick, Kate Kerrane of H&MV Engineering took home the award in the Future ESG Leader category.

Grant Thornton Ireland Partner and Head of Consulting Amanda Ward said that “the European Environment Agency most recent climate risk assessment highlights the major challenges we face as a society as a result of climate change. Today’s winners embody the leadership and innovation required in order to deliver a better, greener tomorrow alongside a just transition”.

The awards recognises standout winners across 20 categories, each reflecting the diverse and evolving landscape of ESG initiatives in Ireland.

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This year’s awards saw a large increase in the number of entrants, with a record number of entries this year, highlighting the importance Irish companies are placing on ESG policies.

Member of the judging panel and managing director of Mantra Strategy, Lisa-Nicole Dunne, said that “it was great to be involved again as a judge in the Business and Finance ESG Awards”.

“This year, we saw increasing numbers and standards across the award categories. It is encouraging to see the level of innovation being embraced by businesses of all sizes in how they govern, lead, drive change across a range of activities, initiatives, and practices.”